Abbot, Edwin Hale, 1834-1927.
Edwin Hale Abbot family papers, 1787-1933 (inclusive).
The collection is open for research.
Copyright status for collection materials is unknown, though much of the material in this collection is likely in the public domain. Additional information is provided in the finding aid.
The papers contain correspondence, letterpress copybooks, legal and financial documents, diaries, maps, blueprints, and photographs, the bulk of which documents the personal life and law and business careers of Edwin Hale Abbot.
Edwin Hale Abbot Family Papers (MS 27). Manuscripts and Archives, Yale University Library.
Edwin Hale Abbot was born in Beverly, Massachusetts in 1834. He received the A.B. (1855), the A.M. (1858) and the LL.B. (1862) from Harvard. In 1859 Abbot married Mary Carter, who died the following year. His marriage to Martha T. Steele in 1866 produced two sons, Philip Stanley and Edwin Hale, Jr., and an adopted daughter, Constance. Abbot practiced law in Boston from 1862-1876. After 1876 railroad and corporate litigation and affairs in the midwestern United States dominated his legal practice. From 1873, when he became general solicitor for the Wisconsin Railroad, until 1909 when he retired as president of the Wisconsin Central Company, Abbot was instrumental in the development of railroad lines, terminals, and mines in Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, and Minnesota. He died in 1927.
Finding aid is available in the repository and on the Internet.
Purchased in 1957 from Edward Merrill & Son.
Abbot, Edward Stanley, 1841-1863.
Abbot, Edwin Hale, 1834-1927.
Abbot, Edwin Hale.
Abbot, Francis Ellingwood, 1836-1903.
Abbot, Henry L.
Abbot, Jos. Hale (Joseph Hale), 1802-1873.
Abbot, Martha T. Steele.
Abbot, Mary Carter.
Abbot, Philip Stanley. 1867-1896
Brooks, Phillips, 1835-1893.
Colby, Charles L.
Colby, Gardner, 1810-1879.
Crapo, William Wallace, 1830-1926.
Jones, Leonard A. (Leonard Augustus), 1832-1909.
Lathrop, John, 1835-1910.
Spencer, Henry F.
Weil, Frederick.
American McKenna Process Co.
English McKenna Process Co.
Harvard University -- Students.
Wisconsin Central Railroad Company (1871-1899)
Corporation law -- United States.
Families -- New England.
Railroads -- Illinois.
Railroads -- Minnesota.
Railroads -- Wisconsin.
Middle West.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Industries -- United States.
Account books. ftamc
Diaries. ftamc
Journals (notebooks) ftamc
Maps -- Middle West. ftamc
Photoprints. ftamc
Capitalists and financiers. lcsh
Lawyers. lcsh
Philadelphia Area Center for History of Science
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